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Trudeau, More Dangerous to Environment than Harper?

His first year in office was all about trying to have his cake and eat it, too.

In Paris, he committed Canada to serious climate action. “Canada is back, my friends,” he crowed.

More like right back to where we started. Since then, we’ve seen him default to Harper’s climate targets and approve pipeline and LNG projects which ensure it is impossible to meet even those low standards.

Trudeau campaigned on rebuilding Canada’s relationship with First Nations, but on respect for Indigenous title and rights, especially when it comes to energy projects, he’s all but forgotten them. His government pledged to support the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, then earned rebukes from leaders like Grand Chief Stewart Phillip when Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr dismissed one of its key principles: free, prior and informed consent to any development on traditional territories.

Finally, the contorted thesis of the Trudeau government appears to be that it’s possible — even necessary — to grow the fossil fuel economy in order to facilitate the transition to a green economy.

Though he makes frequent mention of his “B.C. roots,” Trudeau clearly does not understand this place one lick, especially its wild coastline. No one who does believes for a second that it is possible to recover anything from a major spill, especially one involving bitumen.


Trudeau had a history of not caring about the environment before he took office, so you expected him to be different now? Dumb, dumb, dumb.

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Filipino leader calls Trudeau's drug war comments insulting

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was angered and insulted on Tuesday by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's comments about the Philippine government's war on drugs, which has earned widespread condemnation for leaving thousands of suspects dead.

Trudeau was the first leader of the 20 attending this week's ASEAN summit and related meetings who has publicly said he brought up the touchy issue with the volatile Filipino leader.

U.S. President Donald Trump, who also attended this week's ASEAN summit, did not publicly take Duterte to task for the drug crackdown. Instead, Trump said he and Duterte "had a great relationship," and avoided questions about whether he raised human rights concerns in a meeting with the Philippine leader.

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BNN's Daily Chase: Trudeau to talk trade in China

Noah Zivitz

Justin Trudeau is heading to China next week for a five-day trip that includes meetings with Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping. While advance reporting suggested Trudeau would launch free-trade talks during his visit, the official party line is less definitive. “I look forward to meeting again with China's leaders to strengthen our relationship and set the stage for even greater trade and investment cooperation,” Trudeau said in a press release. We’ll aim to re-establish expectations today and gauge the stakes for Canada’s hospitality industry ahead of the 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism.

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Ezra Levant  🇨🇦Retweeted Human Rights Canada

This is a pack of lies. The Canadian Human Rights Commission destroyed freedom of speech and freedom of the press for decades, prosecuting people in kangaroo courts for being offensive online. Their vendettas were only stopped when Parliament repealed that censorship power.

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Canadian TV providers are accepting payments from a Kremlin-controlled news channel

Canadian providers are taking money from RT in exchange for making the channel widely available to subscribers. The news channel is considered part of Russia's propaganda machine and has been accused of trafficking in conspiracy theories. Typically, cable companies pay channels a monthly fee for the right to carry them. But in this case, the opposite is happening. That's because the Russian government is determined to get its views beamed into the homes of Canadians, sources say. RT (once known as Russia Today) reaches between six and seven million Canadian households.

Rogers, Bell and Telus wouldn't say if they have deals in place with RT. But a look at Bell's website, for example, shows RT is included with nearly every TV package, despite some of those packages leaving out CNN, BBC and Fox News.

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